ATP Rankings: Rafa, Roger Battle for No. 1

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The post Wimbledon rankings are up.

Andy Murray remains top of the rankings but is now just 308 points ahead of Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer’s eighth Wimbledon title pushed him back up to No. 3.

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Murray Andy United Kingdom 7750 18
2. Nadal Rafael Spain 7465 15
3. Federer Roger Switzerland 6545 14
4. Djokovic Novak Serbia 6325 17
5. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 6140 20
6. Cilic Marin Croatia 5075 23
7. Thiem Dominic Austria 4030 28
8. Nishikori Kei Japan 3740 20
9. Raonic Milos Canada 3310 21
10. Dimitrov Grigor Bulgaria 3160 24

According to ATP, Federer has no points to defend for the remainder of the season, while Rafa has 370 points and Murray has a whopping 5,460 points to defend following his incredible run at the end of the 2016 season.

Rafa  is scheduled to play eight tournaments through the remainder of 2017. If our champ stays healthy and keeps playing good, he should comfortably take the top spot from Murray. Federer will have to do better than Rafa at pretty much every tournament that they contest to become world No.1 again.

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ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal is so close to being No. 1 again

Rafael Nadal poses during a photocall to celebrate his record breaking 10th French Open title at Quai de Grenelle on June 12, 2017 in Paris, France. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The new rankings are up. After his success at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal climbed to second in the rankings (his highest placing since October 2014), cutting the gap on Andy Murray to just 2605 points.

Rafa didn’t play a single grass-court event last year. Andy won both Queen’s and Wimbledon so he will need to defend all those points from last year.

ATP Rankings (as of Monday):

1. Andy Murray – 9890
2. Rafael Nadal – 7285
3. Stan Wawrinka – 6175
4. Novak Djokovic – 5805
5. Roger Federer – 4945
6. Milos Raonic – 4450
7. Marin Cilic – 4115
8. Dominic Thiem – 3985
9. Kei Nishikori – 3830
10. Alexander Zverev – 3070

Novak Djokovic slid from No. 2 to No. 4, his lowest status in 7 1/2 years. Andy Murray retains his No. 1 ranking and Stan Wawrinka stays at No. 3. Roger Federer is still No. 5 after missing the French Open for the second year in a row.

Rafa is still #1 in the year-to-date rankings. ATP still hasn’t published it, but our champ is definitely the first player to qualify for the prestigious season-ending tournament, to be held from 12-19 November at The O2 in London.

Rafa was asked yesterday whether getting back to No. 1 in the rankings is important to him. He has spent a total of 141 weeks there, most recently in July 2014. He said:

I am playing well. I am in a good position. I just won the most important event of the year for me, so that’s the only thing that matters today, no?

Winning these kind of titles, then you have chances to become any number (in) the ranking.

The next Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon, starts on July 3.

Source: The Associated Press

Rafael Nadal overtakes Roger Federer for the No. 4 ranking in the world

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With victory over Austrian Dominic Thiem in Sunday’s Madrid Open final, Rafael Nadal has moved up to fourth in the official ATP rankings, pushing Roger Federer down to fifth.

Britain’s Andy Murray remains top ahead of Serb Novak Djokovic and Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Murray Andy United Kingdom 10360 17
2. Djokovic Novak Serbia 6845 15
3. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 5605 19
4. Nadal Rafael Spain 5195 14
5. Federer Roger Switzerland 5035 14
6. Raonic Milos Canada 4180 19
7. Thiem Dominic Austria 4035 28
8. Cilic Marin Croatia 3735 23
9. Nishikori Kei Japan 3470 18
10. Goffin David Belgium 3055 24

Rafael Nadal is now also leading the ATP Race to London since he has taken the top spot from Roger Federer. He has 690 points more than his Swiss rival. Rafa can further extend his lead with more wins this week at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, which Federer is not playing.

Source: ATP World Tour

ATP Race to London: How close is Rafael Nadal to replacing Roger Federer as number one?

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The post Barcelona rankings are up.

There’s no movement in the top ten from last week, but with titles in Barcelona and Monte-Carlo, Rafael Nadal continues to edge closer to No. 4 Roger Federer in the latest ATP rankings, while he also moves to within 300 points of his Swiss rival in the ATP Race to London.

ATP rankings as of May 1, 2017:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Andy Murray United Kingdom 11870 18
2. Novak Djokovic Serbia 8085 16
3. Stan Wawrinka Switzerland 5695 20
4. Roger Federer Switzerland 5125 15
5. Rafael Nadal  Spain 4735 15
6. Milos Raonic Canada 4165 19
7. Kei Nishikori Japan 4010 19
8. Marin Cilic Croatia 3565 22
9. Dominic Thiem Austria 3535 29
10. David Goffin Belgium 2975 25

Rafael Nadal Rises In The Rankings Following Record Win

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(AFP) – Rafael Nadal moved up to fifth in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday a day after claiming a record 10th Monte Carlo title. (Last Monday he was 7th.)

Spain’s 30-year-old king of clay won his 50th trophy on his favourite surface, his 70th overall and his first title in almost a year as he beat compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in just 76 minutes.

Britain’s Andy Murray remains top ahead of Serb Novak Djokovic and Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

ATP rankings as of April 24, 2017:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Murray Andy United Kingdom 11690 17
2. Djokovic Novak Serbia 8085 16
3. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 5695 20
4. Federer Roger Switzerland 5125 15
5. Nadal Rafael Spain 4235 14
6. Raonic Milos Canada 4165 19
7. Nishikori Kei Japan 4010 19
8. Cilic Marin Croatia 3565 22
9. Thiem Dominic Austria 3385 29
10. Goffin David Belgium 2975 25

Race to London: Rafa is still second in the year to date rankings.

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Rafael Nadal Ranks No. 2 In The 2017 ATP Points Race

The post Miami Masters rankings are up. Despite loss to Roger Federer in Miami, Rafael Nadal has jumped to fifth place in the ATP world singles rankings released on Monday.

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Roger Federer has moved up to No. 4.

Andy Murray remained at the top of the ATP world singles rankings with 11,960 points. The 29-year-old Scot led the rankings for the first time in his career on November 7 and has kept the lead since.

Serbian Novak Djokovic came in second with 7,915 points.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Murray Andy United Kingdom 11960 17
2. Djokovic Novak Serbia 7915 16
3. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 5785 20
4. Federer Roger Switzerland 5305 16
5. Nadal Rafael Spain 4735 15
6. Raonic Milos Canada 4345 20
7. Nishikori Kei Japan 4310 20
8. Cilic Marin Croatia 3385 21
9. Thiem Dominic Austria 3385 29
10. Tsonga Jo-Wilfried France 3265 17

Race to London: Rafa is second in the year to date rankings. Having accumulated 4,045 Emirates ATP Rankings Points so far in 2017, Roger leads No. 2 Rafa by well over 1,500 points and has more than doubled the points of everyone else on the ATP World Tour.  Continue reading “Rafael Nadal Ranks No. 2 In The 2017 ATP Points Race”

Rafael Nadal rises 3 places in ATP World Tour rankings

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Photo by Luke Hemer/Tennis Australia

Rafael Nadal climbed three places to sixth after reaching the Australian Open final, as the new ATP rankings were released on Monday.

As a result of winning the title in Melbourne, Roger Federer has returned into the top 10, rising seven spots from his previous mark of No. 17.

Andy Murray remains comfortably ahead of Novak Djokovic atop the rankings with Stan Wawrinka clear in third.

ATP rankings as of January 30, 2017:

# Name Nationality Points Tournaments
1. Murray Andy United Kingdom 11540 17
2. Djokovic Novak Serbia 9825 17
3. Wawrinka Stan Switzerland 5695 21
4. Raonic Milos Canada 4930 19
5. Nishikori Kei Japan 4830 20
6. Nadal Rafael Spain 4385 16
7. Cilic Marin Croatia 3560 22
8. Thiem Dominic Austria 3505 28
9. Monfils Gael France 3445 18
10. Federer Roger Switzerland 3260 14

Rafa is currently #2 in the year-to-date rankings.

Earlier today our champ pulled out of Spain’s Davis Cup clash with Croatia this weekend as he recovers from his Australian Open exertions. According to AFP, the Spanish tennis federation said its medical staff preferred that Rafa sat out the trip to Osijek given “the little recovery time” available to the world number six. The federation noted that Rafa “had played in a lot of matches after four months out of action” in January, which at 30 years of age was harder to recover from than in the past.